"For as long as the power of America's diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Ron Kind on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Ron Kind on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Ron Kind on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Ron Kind on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Ron Kind on Booker T. Washington
"The one thing we can do is invest in the quality of education, especially higher education."
"As the President reviewed the state of the union and unveiled his second-term agenda, he fell short of adequately explaining how he intends to set America back on the course of fiscal responsibility and secure the fiscal health of the nation."
"Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system."
"As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans."
"I believe that we as the leader of the Free World must provide important leadership on the ethical parameters, the ethical constraints that this research requires."